1918 ~ HOVIK ~ 2012

Posted: December 12th, 2012

Mrs. Maria Magdalena Hovik of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alfred (Alf) Hovik, passed away on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the age of 94 years. Maria leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Joan Lawrence of Medicine Hat and Betty (Alan) Ross of Hinton; one daughter-in-law, Linda (Larry) Evanson; her de facto daughter, Mary (Harold) Skidmore; grandchildren James, Barry, Lanni (Wade), Lauren (Jim), Leslie (Kevin), Michael (Monika), Amber (David) and Russell (Sandy); fourteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Alf, Maria was predeceased by her parents, John and Julia Ellik; one son, Lloyd Plomp; one granddaughter, Debbi Lawrence; and ten siblings. Maria was an accomplished seamstress and gardener who loved pets and had a soft spot for all animals. Her greatest joy was having family and friends around the kitchen table enjoying good food and company. Generous and loving, she was the focal point of her family and will be deeply missed by all. In accordance with Maria’s wishes, a small family graveside service was held in the family plot at HILLSIDE CEMETERY with Reverend Bob Findley officiating. Memorial gifts in Maria’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Maria Hovik. Arrangements were entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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